I acquire books in literary studies, U.S. history, New York City history and culture, and journalism.
For literary studies, I am interested in manuscripts in modernist studies, post-1945 and contemporary fiction and poetry, literary theory, transnational literary studies, genre studies, and the intersection of literature and technology and new media.
The series Modernist Latitudes publishes works focusing on new interpretations of canonical works as well as those that explore texts and contexts of the global South and East Asia, locations that have long been misrecognized as marginal to modernism.
The press has also launched Literature Now, which offers a distinct vision of late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century literary culture. Addressing contemporary literature and the ways we understand its meaning, the series will include books that are comparative and transnational in scope as well as those that focus on national and regional literary cultures.
Our U.S. history list is concentrated on twentieth-century political, economic, social, and cultural history. Subjects covered include the history of capitalism, twentieth-century African-American history, urban history, labor history, business history, carceral studies, and the history of social movements.
The press has created the Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism, a series edited by Louis Hyman, Bethany Moreton, and Julia Ott. The series is currently soliciting new manuscripts that explore the role of capitalism in shaping U.S. society throughout its history.
Our books in New York City history encompass a range of subjects that grapple with the city's political, cultural, and social history. Recent titles include The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011, edited by Hilary Ballon, Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City, by Jonathan Soffer, and Lisa Keller's Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York and London.
Our journalism list, which includes the Best American Magazine Writing series, focuses on books that critically examine the current state of journalism and the challenges that confront its future. I also acquire books in the history of journalism and books aimed at courses in journalism.
Columbia Journalism Review Books, a series edited by Victor Navasky, Evan Cornog, Mike Hoyt, and the editors of the Columbia Journalism Review builds upon the mission of the magazine to publish titles that allow for greater depth in exploring key issues confronting journalism, both past and present, and pointing to new ways of thinking about the field’s impact and potential. Titles from the series include The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism, by Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave, and Lucas Graves Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage, edited by James Marcus, and The Best Business Writing 2012, edited by Edited by Dean Starkman, Martha Hamilton, Ryan Chittum, and Felix Salmon.
I am also the Web Marketing Manager for the press.
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